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There are a few select individuals who have been fortunate enough to have met Jim Carrey, in this section you can read their stories. We also have tales of general sightings and even phone calls.
If you're among the lucky ducks who've had the opportunity to meet Jim, we want to hear about it! Imagine how envied you'll be...
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» Story of Laurie Olivieri Canavan
Added: October 15, 2011
We met Jim Carrey in Central Park during the filming of this movie. He actually stopped and offered to take a picture with us. Jim's not only a great actor but what a kind man to stop and take a minute out of his life to make five girls VERY happy! This was back in December 2010 and my girls are still beaming about it.
» Story of Brando Benetton
Added: July 8, 2011
I was lucky enough to meet Jim Carrey on the set of "Mr. Popper's Penguins" in November 2010, while he was filming overnight at the Guggenheim Museum. I waited hours outside, interestingly watching the movie being filmed, until at around 2am, he walked out of the museum and took a car to his trailer, a few blocks down! I followed the car and, seeing him step out of it. I approached him (there were no other fans around). He was so nice, and when I asked for a picture he was more than happy to take it!
A few days later I bumped into him again, while he was filming another scene close to my school. I was lucky enough to have the picture with me, and guess what, he signed it! :)
» Story of Laurie
Added: November 20, 2010
Laurie met Jim Carrey on the set of "Mr. Popper's Penguins". They were filming in New York Friday night!
» Story of Michael Ducote
Added: July 23, 2010
I only worked one day with Mr. Carrey as I only had an off camera line but he did initiate a conversation with me when he was told I was a real police officer. He asked about my job and seemed interested. I gave him one of our police challenge coins from our department and I think he liked it but who knows?
» Story of Johnny Rock
Added: March 27, 2010
Jim and I on the set of "I Love You Phillip Morris". I play "New Cellmate" and get to hit Jim in the face with a phone! :-) He is a great guy and very personable ;-)
» Story of Lillo Carpino
Added: March 23, 2010
I met Jim Carrey from Mr. Popper's Penguins in Boston`s airport and I took a fan photo with him. He is so funny! Oh my God..I couldn`t stop from laughing :)
» Story of Norma Jean
Added: December 20, 2007
Home Page: Everything Norma Jean
I am currently working as an extra on the new movie, "Yes Man" with Jim. The first day (which was this past Thursday) when I saw him come in the room my eyes welled up with tears. I have been such a fan of his since his early days on "In Living Color" (ha-I can actually imitate the Vera DeMilo voice) and have seen every movie he's appeared in. He's very inspirational to me as a comedian and one of the people that inspired me to create characters such as "Bev."
It would be a dream to at least spend some time with Jim and be able to show him "Bev," in hopes that she might have a cameo in some of his upcoming projects.
It has been great even being in the same room with him and I'm back on set again tomorrow. Watching him is teaching me a lot about comedic acting and timing with film. His expressions and comedic abilities are unmatched by his peers, hands down.
Long Live Jim Carrey-A Comedy Genious!
» Story of Mark Wilkerson
Added: November 19, 2005
We (Mark, Nick & Sam) met Jim Carrey tonight at the airport in Louisville. He's here for the opening of the Muhammad Ali Center tomorrow.
We waited at the airport last night for Jim to arrive - we were the only ones there, luckily enough. I used to work at the airport, so I knew where the private planes arrived. Nick and Sam and their sister Alex (who's in the photo) made a sign for Jim, and when he stepped off the plane, he saw it and walked over to us. He had the airport personnel open the gate and he walked through, shook our hands and talked to us. Alex gave Jim the flowers. He posed for a couple of photos, signed the poster ("Smell good always - Jim Carrey") and we said goodbye.
» Story of Korinne
Added: August 11, 2004
I was walking around Malibu with my family on the fourth of July 2004, and I saw him drive by... I glanced over because I noticed him, and he saw me and he put his hand up... I wanted to flip out. lol.
» Story of Marissa
Added: July 17, 2004
Home Page: Jim Carrey Is My Inspiration
I went to the first screening of Jim's upcoming movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which was very very good by the way. Well, Jim is known to show up at the first screenings for his movies. So we sat as far back as possible in the theater in hopes of seeing him sneak in the back door after the lights went down. Well, we never saw him come in.
Next thing I know, after the movie we looked up and saw Jim's personal assistant, Linda. So we knew that Jim HAD to be there somewhere. So we went outside and decided to go to the back of the theater to see if Jim came out the back. When we got back there, we saw a black SUV waiting by the sidewalk with it's lights on. We sat by the car waiting to see if Jim came out and to see who was going to get into that SUV. I did not want to pass up my chance to meet him. About 30 minutes of waiting, Jim, his daughter Jane, Linda, and some other man walk out the back doors. Then a few other guys joined in the group. They were just standing out there talking. By this point it is 10:00 pm and I told them that if the group got smaller I would go over to Jim. About 10 seconds later, about 3 of the people walked off and all that was left was Jim, Jane, Linda, and the guy who I assume is a bodyguard. So I got a fresh piece of gum and decided that I should not litter (LOL) and go over to the trashcan that was about 5 feet from Jim and his group. So I started walking over there like I was on some mission from God! LOL
I threw my trash away and took one step away from the trash can and I waited. All 4 of them looked over at me at the same time and the bodyguard guy kinda tensed up a bit but Jim put is hand out towards them and said really sweetly, "No. It's okay." He looked me right in the eye, smiled really big, put out his hand before he even got over to me and walked up to me and shook my hand. So I proceeded to apologize to the group for interuppting. I looked up at Jim and I said the following: "I have been wanting to tell you something for the longest time." He was smiling at me and said, "Okay." I said, "I have recently gone through some very difficult times that I know for fact you can relate to. I was living out of a car with my family earlier this year and now I am staying in a hotel room in exchange for my stay there. I have been following your career for 12 years now and it freaks me out that my life is become parallel to your past." He said, "Oh, man." Like he was sympathetic. But he looked at me and never looked away. He seemed really interested in what I had to say.
I then said, "I have something for you. I have been carrying this around with me for awhile now." And I pulled out the letter I had written him earlier this year. I said, "It is only one page. Short, sweet and to the point." He said, "That's okay." I said, "Please read this whenever you get a chance. It explains my situation in more detail and it would be nice to vent to someone who I know understands what it is like. Plus on top of the pressure pile, I came out here to act so that just adds to the pile of crap." He said, "Don't call it crap. Just keep the faith." I said, "Well, I am still going through these hard times so it is crap. Maybe one day I will look back and laugh but not right now." And he smiled. Then he put out his hand to shake mine again so I shook it and then we were hugging.
So I told him once more to read it when he got the chance and really sweetly he said, "I will. I will. Thank you." Jim's daughter was smiling the entire time at me. LOL So I am relieved that I got to tell Jim how I feel and give him my letter about my situation. And you could tell while I was talking to Jim that he certainly did not expect me to tell him all I did. I did not ask for a picture or an autograph. That would be acting like a typical fan and I did not want to treat him like that. So I handled it very classy and did not studder or mess up what I had to say.
» Story of Melissa
Added: April, 2004
I met Jim when i was in California visitng Jul! and we were in Malibu and we saw him standing in the sand talking to people on the deck and so me and Jul noticed him and we just stopped and we kept saying to each other should we go should we not, so we finally decided to and we were walking in his direction and right away he turned and smiled and waved to us telling us to come up and i was jumping up and down saying to Jul IT IS JIM IT IS JIM!!!!!! so he asked were i was from and i said Austin Texas and im leaving tomorrow and i wanted to see you so badly! then i said if its not to much trouble could i have an autograph and he said sure! and then he asked what my name was and he wrote in the autograph book To Melissa Many Spanks Jim Carrey! Then when he finshed signing it i asked for a hug and he gave me a hug!!!!! And i asked him if he knew my cousin Tim Simek thats an actor too and Jim asked if he worked in a movie with him and I said no then Jim said oh cuz i remember working with a guy name tim but I forget his last name. Then i told Jim yea no he hasnt worked with you. Then i told Jim my heart was beating so fast cuz i couldnt believe i was talking to him and then i was so nervous that i said Your my number one fan ....I MEAN your my favorite actor! and we laughed and he smiled at me the whole time and he winked at me like 1000 times and he could tell i was nervous and excited! then when we were leaving and he shook our hands and he told me dont forget your shoes so i was all THANK YOU JIM i dont want to forget my shoes! And Jim is soooooo hot in person and hes realllly tall too!
» Story of Eleanor
Added: January, 2004
I live a few miles from Seaside Florida where they filmed The Truman Show. I have a special grandson who has Down's Syndrome. One morning I said to my grandson's mother that I wanted to try and get an autograph for my grandson, because he adores Jim Carrey. Her reply was "it sounds great but it probably won't happen". I said "one never knows what can happen, it's worth a try". When we got there he was doing his scenes and security said that he would not be signing autographs because he would be quite busy. There was a group of about 50 people who were very disappointed after hearing that. We continued to watch him do his scenes and all of a sudden he starts walking our way. I said to my daughter " I think he is walking in our direction, and she said "we should be so lucky". Before we knew it he was standing directly in front of my grandson with his hand out and he shook my grandson's hand, and said "HI BUDDY". At that moment, I said "you cannot imagine what happiness you brought to my grandson and his family". He asked if anyone had a pen, and then asked my grandson if he could sign the shirt he was wearing. We said sure.......all at the same time. Needless to say, I framed the shirt and it is hanging in my grandson's room. He acknowleged everyone that was standing there. I have met a lot of stars through the years, but this was extra special because it involved my grandson. What a gracious man. It was a pleasure to meet him. I wish him and his daughter all the happiness in the world.
» Story of Laura Laing
I have a few Jim Carrey stories to tell. Back in 1976 Jim and his family lived in Burlington, ON, kitty corner from my family in a town house complex. The first time I noticed Jim was in my art class attending Aldershot High School and I can remember him doing a drawing and imitating John Wayne at the same time. Shortly after that is when his family moved away. Four years later my English Teacher, Craig Farquar had met Jim while he was performing at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto, and made arrangements to have Jim come and do a performance for the school. He had all of us howling and cheering!!!!
During the next couple of years I saw Jim at Yuk Yuk's and a few times at a club called Cafe in the Park in Toronto. During that time I was attending Sheridan College in Oakville, studying Classical Animation. After one of his performance he came and joined myself and some of my fellow animation students. The conversation was quite amazing since it was right at the time that Jim was working out plans for the Duck Factory. My claim to fame is the fact that he asked me out that night - unfortunately I refused - young woman, big city, no transportation......but I did get a good night kiss, along with some photos of the two of us. Two years after that I was living in Miami and a friend of mine was working at a Comedy Club. We thought it would be great if we could get him to perform there, so I got on the phone. I managed to get a hold of someone at the Comedy Store in L.A. and they contacted Jim. My call was returned by the person at the Comedy Store, who said, unfortunately he was unable to fit it in his schedule, but he knows who you are and said to say hello!
Ten years later I saw Jim again when he was in Toronto doing a breakfast show with a local radio station. We had a chance to chat, do some reminising about some old class mates and take a few photos. I showed him some of the original publicity I had saved from a Toronto based magazine called Close up where he was featured on the front cover (probably his first cover photo). He asked if he could have it and then looked at me and said, no, you keep it, it means more to you than me. I've always known Jim would make it "BIG" in the entertainment world. I've always considered him as Jim, a really great guy!
I wonder if I write a note to myself stating that we'll get together again some day and keep it in my wallet...............you never know!
» Story of Anonymous
Okay I didn't want to write anything, but after I saw that Spenceley (an extra I had the pleasure of working with) wrote in, I just had to. Well I also got to work as an extra on "The Majestic". On my second day I had to leave a scene in the Diner b/c I was feeling faint. About 20 minutes later when I was walking from where I had been resting I heard a voice ask me If I was feeling better. I looked up and it was Jim. I was a bit startled that he would be concerned with my well-being but after I got back to where the rest of the extras were, one told me that he had specifically asked about me and if I was doing alright. I answered him "Yes I'm feeling better thanks for your concern." After that my opinion on him changed drastically. Before I started doing the movie I didn't really think much of him, but now I know he is a good guy. A few weeks later I was doing a scene where a couple (another man and I) are purchasing tickets at the Majestic window from Jim. It was about 2AM and I was tired and I was displaying that tiredness by yawning. Jim looked at me and said "You should be in bed." I told him I had been at the set since 7Am that morning. He looked at me and was like "7? Wow." And also about a week later we were shooting scenes in Fort Bragg and in between scenes Jim walked by me and looked at me and said "Hey, what's up? How you've been?" So I had 3 nice encounters with him. Watching him get into character and work with his acting coach was really cool as well. In the ticket booth that night we did the ticket scene he was singing the 70's song "Black Betty" by Ram Jam. That was pretty funny. Working as an extra was a really great experience. I learned a lot but most of all I made some really great friends. It's an experience I'll never forget. It would be hard to.
» Story of Geoff Spenceley
I was an "extra" for the Majestic and I live in McKinleyville, which lies north of Ferndale on the road to Trinidad where filming also took place. So here is the story that may interest you. McKinleyville is a small unincorporated town that developed on what was once the highway 101. On Central Ave, the main drag, is located a simple bar where locals gather, namely; Central Station. Sometimes there is country music on weekends. It's not a fancy bar, just one typical of small towns, very basic, yet with character.
Well, you know how celebrities attempt to remain unnoticed as they seek privacy in their daily lives. How about having a cup of coffee or a beer or two during their travels without being harassed, where do they go and what kind of establishment do they choose?
April 18, Jim C and James Whitmore passed through McKinleyville on their way to, or from Trinidad to stop off for refreshments about 10am. They simply drove into the parking lot of "Central Station" which had not yet opened, knocked on the door and requested permission to enter. They were allowed in, had a couple of beers, left a handsome $9 tip and went on their way. While there, they did mention that the motif was better than a similar type bar in Ferndale where most of the filming was done. Yes, they did have a driver, so did not drive and drink. They had the quiet moment they needed.
I think this was wonderful--especially since the bar owner is a Limey (like me) whom I know well. Jim and James were polite and my friend treated them accordingly. We have the chairs they sat in marked!!
This letter is unusual since I am not a celebrity fan. However the movie is going to be an award winner and having had the opportunity to watch Jim closely--he is an excellent actor. Having acted in community theater for 60 years, my opinion must be of some substance.
Outside Central Station.
"Jim Carrey sat here!"
|© Geoffrey Spenceley|
» Story of Paul Corfiatis
I live in Australia and I used play basketball for special Olympics. We went on a US tour. When we played in Chicago during July 2000, I spotted Jim sitting courtside when I was playing in a free to the public exhibition game. I was on the bench at the time. I saw a familiar face on a courtside seat opposite me. I stood up, waved my hands and pointed at him then screamed out "'Holy Testicle Tuesday', 'Allrighty then', etc..." from the bench a few times at him and he boasted a huge smile. There wasn't much crowd at the game, perhaps 2,000 people scattered throughout the United Center, more people sat in the lower rows around the court or up the very back of the third deck. When I came back into the game I tried showing off at him on the court, by driving in for really wild layups and shots. I called a timeout when I was inbounding near him and turned around and started pointing at him screaming, "THAT'S JIM CARREY!", some people around the Arena started coming down to the lower rows. But it looked like he left by halftime. All the other guys on my team started acting silly when we got back to the hotel doing various Jim impressions.
» Story of Lonnell Cook
My brother-in-law met him working as a security guard at the movie set for "The Majestic" in Ferndale, CA. They had him off guarding the town cemetary and here comes Jim walking with guards to the cemetary to film a scene. He walked by and said a few nice words then went on to film the scene. The guards would not let him do pictures or autographs.
» Story of Jenn
Hey... this is Jenn again... Well me and my friend actually got to meet Jim on Thursday April 12 ! It was after he got done with a day of filming the upcoming "Majestic". Right before he was getting in his beautiful black Cadillac Escalade my friend and I, calmly as possible, walked over to him and begged for him not to leave yet and to sign autographs to us really quick before he left cause we were such loyal, and persistent fans coming everyday to watch. And he nicely came over and talked with us and gave us a hug. He was a really nice, humorous, but laid back guy. I framed that autograph and I will never forget that day!
» Story of Tonny Therm
While I was working in the production line, I saw him visiting our company. I brought him line touring around our manufacturing line. He got a lot of questions to ask. But anyway, he was such a nice guy. He adores the beauty of Bali Island.
» Story of Ricky Davis
I live in Kalamazoo MI. While at a music club called "The Club Soda", Jim Carrey and Weird Al came in. It was 1998 and Great White was playing a reunion show of some sort to a shallow crowd. While leaving the bathroom I noticed Al's big hair and his slim companion. When I noticed it was not only Weird Al, but Jim Carrey, I was shocked and excited. Too shy to approach, I watched. Jim and Al just quietly bought their drinks and sat in a corner away from the bar. At first no one noticed them. As people started to notice, Jim and Al became a bit unsettled and got up to leave (probably in fear of taking the show away from the "old rockers" Great White). As they were walking out I caught eye contact with both of the men and said "sorry". Jim gave a half smile to me and continued out the door with his pal.
» Story of Jenn & Tina
Jim Carrey is filming "The Majestic" [4/10/01] in our town and me and my sis Tina go everyday to watch the rehearsals and filming. We are long time fans and and never miss a day. We haven't got to meet him yet but this week he is supposed to be doing autographs. We know he see's us though cause we flip out every time and scream... he waves occasionally. We have been 5 feet from him too. He is hilarious also... when he messes up on a line he says funny things and between scenes he acts just like he is perceived to be... a real joker... He is also really good looking in person as in movies.
» Story of Anonymous
I'm working [4/5/01] at the set of "The Majestic" being filmed in Ferndale. Carrey was eating lunch right in the window of the restaurant while a dozen lookie-lou's craned their necks down the street to get a peek at Carrey or any of the co-stars. The best part is the restaurant was right behind the lookie-lou's! Three teenage girls and one teenage boy gave up and walked away. The boy saw Carrey in the window and pointed him out to the girls. Carrey's security diverted them by pointing out "That ain't him that's his stand-in" and the teenagers agreed that wasn't him and walked away. Too bad, it WAS Carrey.
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